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February 2013

No oven? No stove? No problem! Chocolate Strawberries for your BC sweetheart By Lauren Leckenby/ Gavel Media Staff

You may be broke after going abroad or you may just not have money for an extravagant Valentine’s Day treat. This simple recipe for chocolate covered strawberries makes a perfect gift or festive dessert!

Ingredients:

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Set up a cookie sheet (or plates) covered with wax paper.

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Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl on high power for approximately 60 seconds. Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir the chopped pieces together, then place it back in the microwave for 10 more seconds until the chocolate has melted. Remove the bowl from the microwave and allow the chocolate to cool a little bit so that it thickens.

1-pound (about 20) ripe strawberries 6 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate

Rinse the strawberries, drain them and pat them dry.

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Take each strawberry by the stem and dip the bottom half or three quarters into the chocolate. Twist the strawberry in the chocolate while lifting it out so that it does not drip.

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Place each strawberry on the parchment paper. Once all of the strawberries are dipped in chocolate, place them in the refrigerator to cool. Give them to your Valentine for a homemade and thoughtful gift … college dorm room style!

Photos by Lauren Leckenby/ Gavel Media Staff

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the GAVEL / February 2013


Chocolate Strawberries for your BC Sweetheart